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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Lowell This Weekend: Festivals and Grand Openings!

Saturday June 20, 2009
African Festival
"The African Cultural Association was borne out of the annual African Festival that has been held in Lowell since 2000. The first was held at the J.F. Kennedy Civic Center in downtown Lowell. It was a great success and received favorable reviews from both the Lowell Sun and the Boston Globe. It has continued as an annual event featuring performing arts, as well as traditional and modern African arts and crafts." Free and open to the public. 11am-7pm, Sampas Pavillion, Pawtucket Blvd, Lowell, MA.

Sunday June 21, 2009
American Textile History Museum Grand Reopening
"Join us on Sunday, May 17, for free admission to the new and exciting American Textile History Museum, reopening to the public after more than a year of reinvention. In the interactive Textile Revolution: An Exploration through Space and Time, you can spin, weave, recycle, and design your way through textile history. Mingle with our faux sheep, simulate parachuting from a real single-engine plane, throw the shuttle on an authentic hand loom, and design your own clothing line on a computer. See how textiles are changing your world, from protective clothing for firefighters and soldiers to revolutionary “shark skin” suits for our gold-medal Olympic swimmers. And so much more. You’ll never look at the fascinating world of textiles the same way again."

Monday June 22, 2009
Franco American Film Festival
As part of a week long Franco-American celebration of the city's French heritage, the Quebecois Film Fest is sponsored by the ACA Section Domremy, and will be held at Lydon Library at U.Mass Lowell, North Campus, 84 University Ave. Lowell, MA. 1-7pm Admission is free and the public is invited.

As always, check out the calendar on the blog for more events and happenings!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Free Monday Night Concert Series

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Each summer Heritage Farm Ice Cream & Restaurant sponsors free outdoor events across the street at the Sampas Pavillion along Pawtucket Blvd in Lowell, MA. One of the local favorites is the free outdoor concert series on Monday nights (weather permitting). Just bring a chair or blanket and sit out under the stars to enjoy the live music and view along the Merrimack River.

According to the Heritage Farm website, there's a full line up of performers this year:

5/25/09 The 3 Degrees
6/1/09 Mass Exodus
6/8/09 The Movers & Shakerz
6/15/09 Trick Bag
6/22/09 The Toni Knott Band
6/29/09 Cry Uncle
7/6/09 Corsairs
7/13/09 Mill City Revival Band
7/20/09 Smokehouse Lightening
7/27/09 Steve Hamilton Project
8/3/09 Brothers & Others
8/10/09 Front Page Band
8/17/09 Rip Chord
8/24/09 Full Turn
8/31/09 Joe's Attic
9/7/09 Sardonic

What a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the evening!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Lowell This Weekend: Riverfest & Jambaree!

This Saturday is sure to be packed with excitement with two major events to get you out and enjoying the city! Kick off your Saturday outside with walks along the Concord River, Merrimack River, and then a ride through the Canals- all part of Riverfest 2009! For more information on Riverfest events, visit the Downtown Lowell Blog.

Finish the evening off with the events of the Jambraree- including live music, classic cars, and more at the Early Garage. For more details, visit the Jambra Blog.